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Jan 31, 2018
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Russell Westbook’s Jordan WHY NOT Zer0.1 Colorways For 2018 Will Make You Look Twice

words & photos // Ray Polanco Jr.:

When you look at Russell Westbrook’s first performance signature shoe, it looks very much like his game — aggressive, yet smooth. That theme also translates in the Why Not Zer0.1 coloways you can expect for 2018.

While previewing the collection during the Jordan Future of Flight event in Los Angeles, seeing multiple colorways sitting next to each other made me look twice at each shoe and I believe it will have the same affect on you. Jordan Brand didn’t go overboard with color blocking, but did allow for the details do the talking. Each shoe highlights something noteworthy about the design. Whether it’s the hard lines on the heel, the logo on the tongue, the mesh contrast under the shroud, its strap or piping that goes from achilles to heel, it’s hard not to have a favorite or two.

Without further ado, get a full look at the Russell Westbrook Jordan Why Not Zer0.1 collection for 2018 below as releases begin during February and March. Stick with Nice Kicks for more looks in the future.

Russell Westbrook — Jordan Why Not Zer0.1
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Jan 31, 2018
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Here’s Every Sneaker Releasing at adidas’ 747 Warehouse Event During All-Star Weekend

In conjunction with the NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles is a must-see event of a different kind: adidas is hosting its two-day 747 Warehouse Street festival, featuring N.E.R.D. as the first music headliner. And while fans will be thrilled to see the Pharrell-led group perform live on Friday, February 16th, they may be just as excited over the lineup of sneakers releasing throughout the weekend. The 12 silhouettes take the form of the BAPE x adidas Dame 4, Futurecraft 4D, Crazy BYW X, Crazy BYW LVL 1, Y-3 BYW Harden, Harden Vol 2, Ultra BOOST Mid Parley, Alexander Wang x adidas AW BBall, EQT BB ADV, and London, Paris and L.A. editions of the Speedfactory AM4. Check out the kicks in the gallery below, courtesy of Sneaker News.

Tickets to 747 Warehouse are available for raffle at adidas.com.

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Jan 31, 2018
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Air Jordan 3 “Free Throw Line” // Another Look

Celebrating both the silhouette’s 30th anniversary and MJ’s towering performance during the 1988 Slam Dunk Contest, the Air Jordan 3 “Free Throw Line” represents an elder time and its hero whose name still rings loudly today.

Jordan, although he didn’t win the dunk contest that year, offered undeniably one of its most memorable moments. His glide from the free throw line in ’88 is as big a feat as the dunk contest had ever seen at the time. This shoe encapsulates that moment as well as a rare clear sole sample of the Air Jordan 3 that surfaced back in the early 2000’s.

Will you be picking up this pair when they release during All-Star weekend next month? Grab a better look at the shoe below and let us know.

Air Jordan 3 AS

Release Date: February 14, 2018
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Air Jordan 3 "Free Throw Line"
Air Jordan 3 “Free Throw Line”
Air Jordan 3 "Free Throw Line"
Air Jordan 3 “Free Throw Line”
Air Jordan 3 "Free Throw Line"
Air Jordan 3 “Free Throw Line”
Air Jordan 3 "Free Throw Line"
Air Jordan 3 “Free Throw Line”
Air Jordan 3 "Free Throw Line"
Air Jordan 3 “Free Throw Line”
Air Jordan 3 "Free Throw Line"
Air Jordan 3 “Free Throw Line”

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Jan 31, 2018
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adidas Originals Berlin // Coming Soon

To coincide with the adidas Originals City Series, the Berlin silhouette gets a reissue with several unique alterations. Typically featuring the Berlin logo written in a gold toned font facing downwards, this iteration is stamped with the text in an upside down format to pay tribute to the original sample. This design is also constructed with a rich navy suede on the upper that’s contrasted with light blue accents on the Three Stripes. Lastly, this shoe is set on the style’s traditional gum midsole to complete the heritage offering.

The adidas Originals Berlin is set to release on Thursday, February 1 at size?

adidas Originals Berlin

adidas Originals Berlin
adidas Originals Berlin
adidas Originals Berlin
adidas Originals Berlin
adidas Originals Berlin
adidas Originals Berlin

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Jan 31, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: Cigarette traffickers cheated New York out of $25M in taxes: suit


A city lawsuit targeting illegal cigarette traffickers charges the illegal enterprise sent million in New York tax revenues up in smoke.


The 39-page suit, filed Wednesday in Manhattan Federal Court, accuses a North Carolina wholesale cigarette distributor and three Tar Heel state convenience stores in the lucrative scam.


“These defendants allegedly cheated the city and state out of millions of dollars in revenue that should be used for the people of New York,” said Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark.


“They also undercut law-abiding businesses that serve our neighborhoods and cannot compete with stores selling untaxed, cheap cigarettes.”


According to the lawsuit filed by city Corporation Counsel Zachary Carter, wholesaler H&H Distributors peddled cartons of cigarettes to the trio of North Carolina retailers — with a state sales tax of .50 a pop.


“The H&H defendants made those sales … with full knowledge that the North Carolina retailers intended to and did in fact transfer the cigarettes … for distribution and sale in New York City,” the lawsuit alleged.


The New York tax on cigarettes is .50 per carton, with the conspirators stiffing the state and city on million in uncollected taxes.


Authorities said the Bronx-based, butt-legging defendants shipped up to 0,000 in undertaxed cigarettes to New York State each week.


The smokes were then distributed to bodegas for sales around the state, officials said.


“Our suit seeks an injunction to put an end to the defendants’ illegal activity (and) have them compensate the city for the millions of dollars in lost tax revenues,” said Carter.


The civil suit stemmed from an investigation by Clark’s office into the group dubbed the Moflehi Enterprise.


Last year, 21 people — including defendant Shareef Moflehi, 30, of Mount Vernon, N.Y. — were charged in the cigarette-smuggling scam.


Authorities filed a civil forfeiture suit against Moflehi seeking the return of million in illicit earnings.

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Jan 31, 2018
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Air Jordan 1 Goes Luxe & Swooshless on New Custom

The Air Jordan 1 will go down as a staple in the world of sports, pop culture and shoes. The iconic silhouette debuted by the greatest to ever play the game of basketball can be recognized from miles away despite the multitude of iterations of the shoe.

Ting Meister gave the Air Jordan 1 a new spin by going completely Swooshless. To compensate for the lack of the signature Nike check, the customizer pieced together an array of materials to make the pair standout, even without its signature Swoosh.

The pair contains a glazed and unbleached natural python skin on the side panels, wing panels and the toes. The rest of the upper is comprised of white calf and lamb skin and a touch of veg tan leather around the ankle.

Take a look at this one of a kind custom below. Are you feeling these? Would you rock a Swooshless Air Jordan 1? Let us know on social and be sure to follow the artist behind the pair here.


Custom Swooshless Air Jordan 1

Custom Swooshless Air Jordan 1

Custom Swooshless Air Jordan 1

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Jan 31, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: FDNY firefighter who played Santa for kids dies from 9/11 illness


A retired FDNY firefighter who delighted scores of children by dressing up as Santa Claus every year has become the latest first responder to die from a 9/11-related illness, officials said Tuesday.


Ret. Firefighter Ray (Gonzo) Phillips, 64, died on Saturday at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, family members said.


Phillips contracted asthma during his time at Ground Zero following the terror attacks as he and his colleagues at Rescue 3 conducted rescue and recovery operations.


On Saturday, a particularly bad asthma attack sparked a heart attack, family members said.

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Phillips joined the FDNY in 1977 after he was laid off by the NYPD during the city’s budget crisis in 1975.


The FDNY was a perfect fit for the Bronx-born Phillips, said his son Raymond Phillips, who is currently a cop in the 17th Precinct in Kips Bay.


“Ever since he was little, he would go to the firehouse that was right next to his home,” Phillips, 30, said. “He loved the department.”


Spending most of his career in Rescue 3 in Claremont, the towering 6-foot-3 Phillips got his nickname when a co-worker meant to call him Godzilla because of his size, but only came out with “Gonzo.”

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The name stuck for a man who was always ready to attend FDNY events, whether as a member of the Emerald Society or as a delegate for his union the Uniformed Firefighters Association.


The die-hard Rangers fan was a mainstay at UFA functions, and was the official Santa Claus for the FDNY Widows & Children’s holiday party.


“He played Santa for the FDNY since 1985, for both the Widows and Children Fund and the Burn Center,” said his daughter Courtney. “My favorite thing about seeing him play Santa was how many kids looked forward to seeing him. They knew that he was the same Santa for all those years and would come and ask just for him.”


“He was an outstanding man and I am lucky to have been his daughter,” she said.

Retired FDNY firefighter dies of 9/11-related cancer


The union in 2017 honored Phillips by naming him UFA Man of the Year, family members said.


“He loved to make everyone laugh and he was always there for you,” his daughter Courtney, 26, said. “I would trade anything in the world to go see a New York Ranger hockey game with him just one more time.”


Phillips is the 166th FDNY member to die from a 9/11-related illness since the terror attacks, the department said.


An additional 133 NYPD members have died of sicknesses attributed to the wreckage of the Twin Towers, police said.

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Phillips is remembered by his wife Maureen, sons, Raymond and Brian and his daughter, Courtney.


A wake for Phillips will be held Wednesday at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home in Monroe, N.Y. A funeral mass will be held at 11:30 am on Thursday at St. Mary’s Church, 42 Goshen, Avenue, Washingtonville, N.Y.

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Jan 31, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: Bronx woman says landlord refusing to fix heat to force her out


She has suffered through cancer, strokes and two busted hips. Now Shawn Smith is suffering through a brutal winter with no heat, gas or hot water.


The 51-year-old Bronx woman, her boyfriend and asthmatic son have been living in misery for the past seven weeks inside their duplex apartment on Wickham Ave. in Baychester.


They sleep in layers of clothing and wool hats, covered by a mound of blankets.


To bathe, they travel to family members’ homes in other boroughs.

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And, without even a hot plate, they can’t cook at home, forcing them to eat out or rely on relatives for handouts.


“This is evil. How can you leave someone in the cold for almost two months?” Smith said, her hands wrapped around her shivering body. “How can you subject someone to these living conditions?”


Smith and her boyfriend Michael Day, 58, say landlord Godwin Okpomo has ignored their repeated requests to fix the problem.


The couple is convinced that Okpomo is putting them through hell because he wants to renovate the apartment and bring in higher-paying tenants.

City investigates NYCHA heating issues in Queens


“Maybe he thought I would move out quicker if he subjected me to these types of conditions,” said Smith, whose son is 24.


The transformation from apartment to ice box began on Dec. 6 when Con Edison cut the power over unpaid bills.


Utility workers returned a week later after the payment was made but they found that work had to be done to accommodate the new meter, Con Ed officials said.


When a blast of arctic air moved into the region at the end of the month, sending temperatures into single digits, Smith and her family huddled around the portable space heaters spread throughout their ,600-a-month apartment.

Queens family says NYCHA failed to fix its roach-infested home


Adding insult to icy, Smith uses a walker to get around — a consequence of her two broken hips.


“I have extreme pain in my body all the time, but I’m trying to be physically and mentally strong,” Smith said.


As the days without heat and hot water piled up, Smith contacted the city and filed a complaint in housing court.


But she’s still waiting for relief.


Okpomo told the Daily News that he’s been trying for weeks to find a contractor willing to fix the pipe but hasn’t had any luck.


“I can’t just go and buy this piece of equipment and replace it,” said Okpomo, who added that he’s a psychiatrist.


“I feel so bad. I have compassion. I take care of people for a living. This is not negligence.”


The city Department of Housing Preservation and Development has stepped in, ordering a contractor to repair the gas line. Because of an additional boiler leak, the work will be extensive.


But officials said they expect it to begin this week.


“We have been heavily involved here and have issued emergency repair work to be done so service can be restored as quickly as possible,” said agency spokesman Matthew Creegan.

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Jan 30, 2018
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Nike Launches LeBron Watch Program

Nike tonight launches the LeBron Watch Program — a new initiative that follows James as he unveils PE iterations of the LeBron 15 inspired by iconic Nike athletes and the many Swoosh classics that they’ve worn. The King kicked off the program tonight by lacing up the Nike LeBron 15 “Waffle,” a sneaker inspired by the time-honored Nike Waffle Trainer from 1972.

James, a sports aficionado and sneaker fiend like many of us, grew up in the ’90s watching his favorite Swoosh athletes dominate their respective eras in signature styles and more. He odes their greatness with this innovative new program. And, what’s even more exciting, many of them will be up for grabs.

Now some of James’ new PEs he’ll keep to himself, but he’ll also make five of these PEs available to Nike members through Nike SNKRS. The shoes will be available as soon as he steps on the floor wearing them. Pretty cool, right?

“When I was a kid, the athletes and the shoes represented in this series inspired me to chase my dream of one day becoming a professional athlete,” recalls James. “It’s important to me to share these stories and inspiration with my fans. I want them to be a part of every step of my journey, so I’m excited we’re making these shoes available to them.”

Nike LeBron 15 "Waffle"
Nike LeBron 15 “Waffle”

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Jan 30, 2018
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Reebok Taps Publish Brand to Rework the Classic Leather and Club C Ultraknit

Image via: Publish Brand

Image via: Publish Brand

Reebok has joined forces once with Publish Brand to deliver a unique twist on the Classic Leather and Club C Ultraknit silhouettes. Entitled “Now /
Never / Forever,” the collaboration is intended “to break gender
conformity and unite communities of all kinds,” featuring unisex sizing that caters to all walks of life,
backgrounds, and experiences. The project’s progressive spirit is embodied in the high-density white text that runs along the side of the black Club C Ultraknit: “Today for Tomorrow / Morning til
Night / Decompress and Relax / Let It Speak To You / Now / Never / Forever.” The verbiage
repeats on the laces to as a nod to the power of perseverance. Its Classic
Leather counterpart features a white leather upper, navy heel tab, and three hues of
pink layered on the foam midsole. The shoe’s forefoot and insole is printed with a shortened version of the high-density text, “Publish – Today for Tomorrow: Now / Never /
Forever.” Both pairs are available now at publishbrand.com and select retailers.

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Jan 30, 2018
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Nike Air Force 1 Low with Velcro Swooshes Releasing Soon

Do it yourself sneakers are officially a thing. And that’s not to say that they never were in the past, just not in the manner in which they are today. There have long been customization platforms like NIKEiD with efforts executed from a far, far digital place away. That’s recently changed for the better.

Nike’s upcoming Air Force 1 shortens the distance between you and your DIY sneakers with removable velcro Swooshes. Over black and white canvasses, a rainbow array of shades cover the Swooshes for this release that’s scheduled for February.

Grab a first look at the DIY Nike Air Force 1 Low and stay tuned for more details.

Nike Air Force 1 Low DIY
Nike Air Force 1 Low DIY
Nike Air Force 1 Low DIY
Nike Air Force 1 Low DIY

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Jan 30, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: City garbage man saved after getting arm stuck in street sweeper

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